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2016-10-13 21:00

BREAKING: Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls

Borno - At least 21 Chibok girls that were abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group have reportedly been released.

According to Sahara Reporters, the girls were released in the early hours of Thursday, October 13.

More than 200 girls were abducted from their schools in Borno state in 2014 by the terrorists and while some of them had reportedly died, the rest remained held by the terror group. 

Sources disclosed that the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier on Thursday.

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Is S Sudan's Riek Machar coming to SA purely for medical tests?

Cape Town - Is South Sudan's Riek Machar travelling to South Africa only for medical tests? This is a question asked by many after the rebel leader announced that he was headed for South Africa.

In an interview with News24, a political analyst from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Nelson Alusala said he believed that Machar was indeed traveling to South Africa for purely medical reasons.

Alusala said that the rebel leader's coming to South Africa had to be "taken at face value" until Machar's actions suggested otherwise.

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'They will still rig': Outcry as Zim plans to register 'one voter per second' for new roll

Harare - Does Zimbabwe's electoral commission really intend to register one voter per second?

Critics of President Robert Mugabe are crying foul over revelations contained in the state Herald newspaper that a new voter registration exercise will be completed in eight months next year.

Possibly just seven if the authorities only start in June.

The newspaper - tightly controlled by a faction of Mugabe's ruling party - quoted on Tuesday the head of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Rita Makarau as saying a new voter registration exercise will be carried out in 2017.


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Zim ex-VP Mujuru offers $1.4m compensation to ex-white farmer

Cape Town – Zimbabwe's former deputy president, now leader of Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), Joice Mujuru, has offered to pay $ 1.4m to the previous owner of her inherited Alamein Farm, also known as Ruzambo Farm, a report said on Wednesday. 

The farm was situated about 72km outside of Harare.

According to the BBC, Mujuru agreed to compensate Guy Watson-Smith for losses from the crops, animals and equipment that were on his farm when he was evicted.

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Zuma trip: Kenyans left with 'bitter taste in mouth'

Johannesburg - Issues relating to regional stability reportedly took centre stage during President Jabo Zuma's just ended state visit to kenya.

According to a statement by the presidency, Zuma reiterated his commitment to peace and security in the eastern region of the continent, particularly where terror was concerned.

Zuma and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta also discussed various other issues of importance while heightening bilateral and economic relations between the nations.

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